Sunday, April 4, 2010

LOC SSIC Sing of His Love

I am excited to bring you my first card as an official member of the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Design Team. Thank you for your congratulations and lovely comments, you have made it even more special for me!

 This weeks challenge is brought to us by the lovely Kathy and she has chosen

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

What a perfect Scripture to be sharing on Easter Sunday, it really is the Easter Message.  Kathy has challenged us to  have the word LOVE, or something that symbolizes love to you, somewhere on your card/layout or project.

You just have to know I would use the Layers of Colour art stamp set Fleur Hearts and Royal Birds, these images have been cut out, coloured with chalks and popped up on foam dots!

  The recycled page from an old  Hymnal has been distressed and the edges inked.  
 The gorgeous ribbon is part of a very generous RAK from my dear friend Melinda (aka Melinda80) and that fabulous buckle is from Laura of Layers of Color

As we are celebrating  Easter and how these three days changed history and it became ‘His-story’ I am reminded of a song I heard when I was a new Christian and was privileged to see Sandy Patti in concert and was deeply moved by her song ‘In His Love’, it still speaks to me today and I am relieved to know I am safe in the ‘Love of God!’  I searched the internet to find this song, but found every other song she sings but this one - I did find the lyrics and would love to share them with you now!
In His Love

In His love, there’s a place where you can always hide away
In His love, there’s no need to run, no need to be afraid.
If the worlds a sea of trouble, you can always rise above
If you know that you are safely, In His love.

In His love, where all pain and sorrow quickly fade away
In His love, there’s a bright tomorrow just beyond today
If your heart is filled with sorrow, if it’s all you can think of
Still there’ll be a new tomorrow, In His love

His love is never far away, yet sometimes hard to see
If we would take the time to pray
His love would flow through you and me

In His love, there’s a place where you can watch the world go by
In His love, there’s no need to hurry, everything’s on time
When the worlds a sea of trouble, you can always rise above
If you know that you are safely, In His love

In His love, there’s a place where you can always hide away
In His love, there’s no need to run, no need to be afraid.
If your heart is filled with sorrow, if it’s all you can think of
Still there’ll be a new tomorrow, In His love
Aren't they the most beautiful and touching words - to be safe in the love of God puts my heart at rest.  There is so much that can pull our hearts in every direction, that I need to know that there is a 'safe place' for me...and you!! 

A special thank you to our sponsor Joni the Owner of Inktegrity - Digital stamps by Joni who is blessing a Random player from this weeks draw with a $10 Gift Certificate from her store - thank Joni!

To be entered in the drawing, your card must be linked to Mr. Linky by 11:50PM PDT (GMT-8) Saturday April 10th. The winner will be chosen by random and will be announced on Tues. April 13th.  Please be sure to make the link direct to your project, not just your blog or gallery, and please place a link to Stampin Sisters in Christ in your post!

I am linking this to:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - It's So Distressing
Creative Card Crew - Vintage/Aged
Cute Card Thursday - Easter Theme/Egg
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Thank you for coming and for the lovely comments you have been leaving for me - I appreciate it that you take the time to leave a comment, it means so much.  I hope you get a moment to play along with this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge, there is so much inspiration to be had and I would love to come and visit you!  God bless you!  {{{hugs}}}


  1. Oh such a beautiful card Linda! Love how you chalked this heart and the hymn you chose...plus the words to this song by Sandi Patti! I love it! I'm so excited to be linking arms with you my dear sister in Christ in this new endeavor as Stampin Sisters in Christ!!! Happy Easter to you, though yours is almost over, isn't it a comfort that because of His finished work and the fact that death did not hold Him... ALL our tomorrows are filled with hope and joy! God bless you my friend!

  2. wow this is sunningly beautiful hun love that heart,and how you have chalked the image,just breathtaking hun love hugs cheryl xxx

  3. Linda, this is beautiful! The card and the post. The song is lovely.

  4. This is beautiful Linda!! Just love your use of chalks, glitter and the combo of stamps and hymn. Stunning take on the challenge at SSCC!! So excited to be on yet another team with you my friend especially sharing our love for Him!! Isn't it just awesome to do our first challenge on Easter. Hope you have a blessed Easter!!

  5. Linda this is exquisite!! Your layout, the colours - just everything. The song is beautiful too - thank you for sharing your art and your heart.

  6. Very pretty card! Awesome detail!

  7. Hello Linda, hope you had a joyous Easter celebration with your family! This card is truly a masterpiece. The coloring is amazing and absolutely brilliant use of this hymn! I love everything about this creation!!! Terrific job on the vintage challenge. So great to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Creative Card Crew.


  8. Wow!!! What a gorgeous card!!! Congratulations on becoming a DT member for Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

  9. Gongratulations! You are a busy woman! But then again ou are so talented that every Design Team probably would want you! ;o) You are for sure going to do a great job for Stamping Sisters in Christ!

    This is beautiful as always. I love that you have used some strong red/pink colors this time. You are a wizard with those chalks! The bird is amazing and it all really stands out with the green glitter.

    It feels weird to say this to you, but thanks for playing with Simon Says this week ;o)


  10. Hello Linda, congrats on your New DT position!!!

    Your card is so stunning Linda, every single detail, so elegant, bold, bright, the vintage look is beautiful....

    thank you so much for joining us this week for a creative card crew challenge, good luck
    love emma xxx

  11. Linda, I just love all the details on this card from the background music sheet, the coloring of the heart and birds and ribbon with slider....I can't say enough about it...breathtakingly gorgeous! Congratulations on the DT position, you are so deserving and will make such a beautiful addition to their team. Well done you!
    Extra big hugs,

  12. Linda... my dear friend, your card is EXQUISITE! I love your symbolism and colors and every detail. It's gorgeous. And I LOVE Sandy Patti's song. Thanks for sharing it here--it's a wonderful reminder of His Love and indescribable gift. Hugs!!

  13. Hi, dear Linda, thank you so much for your kind encouraging words today on my blog. I was a bit sad because DH had to leave for a business trip. Your comments really helped cheer me up. :-) Anyway, I just want to let you know that God used you to bless me today. {hugs}.

  14. This is such a beautiful card Linda. You are very talented and I only hope to learn from you in the future. Welcome to the SSCC DT. We are truly blessed to have you with us:) I am now a follower of your blog. (I can't believe I wasn't already, sorry)

  15. Beautiful!!Great details and fabulous colors.

  16. Hey Sistah,

    I'm very happy for you and it is so wonderful to see your work blessing others and you being blessed in return! Hugs to you. Your wokr is always so beautiful!

  17. Linda, your card is beautiful! Your style is such a nice addition to SSCC.

  18. What glowing color you achieve, such beautiful combinations. I am tardy in commenting on this card and on welcoming you to the SSIC design team! How lovely to have lovely Linda! :) And your lovely creations, looking forward to each week.


Thank you for your comment, I read and appreciate each one - you make my day! {{hugs}}}